Does assessment and treatment of sleep apnea in pregnancy reduce the risk of maternal heart, lung and blood disease and complications associated with delivery and risk factors in offspring (e.g., obesity)?
The prevalence of cardiometabolic disorders of pregnancy are increasing rapidly in women in the United States, particularly in black women. These disorders have a significant impact on the development of CVD in women as they age and on their offspring. The science to answer these questions are both mechanistic(understanding underlying mecanism of disease, esp preeclampsia) and behavioral. New methods of gathering ...more »
How does maternal obesity before or during pregnancy affect the intrauterine environment and increase the risk of overweight/obesity in the offspring?
How does maternal dietary intake during pregnancy impact weight in the offspring?
What types of interventions are most effective for preventing excessive gestational weight gain among high risk groups?
Can we decrease maternal mortality and morbidity due to hemorrhage or thrombosis?
How does maternal sleep health contribute to normal utero/fetal development and programming of heart, lung, and blood tissues?